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Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for deadly shooting

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Published: Sep. 28, 2019 at 9:53 AM EDT
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By: Associated Press

September 28, 2019

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal shooting.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that 21-year-old Jaquez Barr was sentenced Friday, a day after a jury found him guilty of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Barr shot 22-year-old Kerrian Dukes at the North Roads Apartments in Ocala in January 2018. Dukes was taken to a hospital but died from the wound.

Defense attorneys argued that Barr, who was shot in the right thigh and left arm, fired at Dukes in self-defense.

Prosecutors say Barr was the aggressor.

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